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Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)

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SEDS Mission

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is an independent, student-based organization which promotes the exploration and development of space. SEDS pursues this mission by educating people about the benefits of space, by supporting a network of interested students, by providing an opportunity for members to develop their leadership skills, and inspiring people through our involvement in space-related projects. SEDS believes in a space-faring civilization and that focusing the enthusiasm of young people is the key to our future in space.

What SEDS Can Do For You

SEDS can provide an organized pathway for you to begin space related projects and give you a chance to break away from the usual classwork. You can also use SEDS as a stepping stone to a space-related career. Being actively involved in SEDS can put you in touch with many members of the space, technology, and education community and will allow you to develop the experience necessary to take leadership roles in your future career, whatever that may be.

How To Start A SEDS Chapter

SEDS Chapter Expansion Kit

All California Community College students are welcome to participate, and any student can start a SEDS Chapter. To begin, download and read the Chapter Expansion Kit.

This kit will help guide you through the development process. Once you are finished reading, please email the SEDS Director of Expansion (, who will provide you with the next steps for completing the establishment of your SEDS chapter.

Next Steps

Once you’ve established your SEDS chapter, there are a variety of options available to begin your path towards a brighter future. The following items will provide you with various options for what your SEDS team can choose to pursue:

If you would like feedback or guidance on what activities to choose, please email the Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies: